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xLife wrote: The Arabs were provoked into attacking Israel in '48.

Of course they were.

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recommending the adoption and implementation of a plan to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict by partitioning Palestine into two states, one Arab and one Jewish, and the City of Jerusalem. Each state would comprise three major sections, linked by extraterritorial crossroads; the Arab state would also have an enclave at Jaffa. The Jews would get 56% of the land, of which most was in the Negev Desert; their area would contain 498,000 Jews and 407,000 Arabs. The Palestinian Arabs would get 43% of the land, which had a population of 725,000 Arabs and 10,000 Jews. In consideration of its religious significance, the Jerusalem area, including Bethlehem, with 100,000 Jews and an equal number of Palestinian Arabs, was to become a corpus separatum, to be administered by the UN. The Jewish leadership accepted the partition plan, without reservation, as "the indispensable minimum," glad to gain international recognition but sorry that they did not receive more. Arguing that the partition plan was unfair to the Arabs with regard to the population balance at that time, the representatives of the Palestinian Arabs and the Arab League firmly opposed the UN action and rejected its authority to involve itself in the entire matter. [Of course they did.] They upheld "that the rule of Palestine should revert to its inhabitants, in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations." (Source: Wiki)

The practical reality is the Palestinians are prepared to fight forever. Warring is now part of their DNA and they continue to school their children in hatred. This is a fact. Trying to obliterate the Jews has become their entire reason d'etre. They will accept no intervention by international peace keepers (see above). Meanwhile, they continue, through their crazy religion, to cut off the genitalia of their female children, deny civil rights to their women, and otherwise prove themselves to be despicable examples of human beings. None of this is true of the Jews. None.

I'm sorry, but the Palestinians must not be allowed to persist behaving like bullies, if not downright animals, clinging to a bizarre theology that now threatens the entire world with terrorism and otherwise resist peace in the region.
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